Why is Winter the Best Time for a Remodel?
Are you looking to get some work done in your home? Did you know that there’s a particular time of year when it’s best to start a home remodeling project? A time when pricing, contractor schedules, and all of the stars align perfectly?
If you’re interested in remodeling some or all of your home, winter is one the best times of year to get started. Here are a few reasons why this chilly season turns out to be the best for renovations and remodels.
Because exterior work tends to take up contractor schedules during the warm summer months (because who wants to paint the outside of a home during a snowstorm?), winter months are wide open for those indoor renovations you’ve been dying to make.
Not only that but since contractors have fewer projects, they have more time to sit with you and discuss exactly what you’re envisioning for your home. Being on the same page with your contractor is essential to loving your finished product.
Reduced Material Prices
Manufacturer prices tend to rise in the spring, so taking advantage of some downtime in the winter can help you save money on supplies and appliances during your remodel. Because there is often an influx of new shipments in the spring, manufacturers will also often run specials in the winter to reduce inventory and make room for the new shipments. Take advantage of this by scheduling your remodel during the time of all of these sales.
Faster Permit Approval Times
Because not as many homeowners take advantage of the winter months for remodeling and renovations, government offices tend to be less busy. This means that your permit approvals should be faster and easier to obtain!
Do you have a vacation scheduled for the holidays this winter? Guess what. That makes it an even better time to get work done around your home! If you know that you won’t be around, it’s much easier for contractors to move around your home to take care of the project, and it’s much less disruptive for you since you won’t be around during the remodeling process.
New Clean-up Technologies
One concern that many homeowners have about winter remodels is what to do about the fumes, dust, staging areas, etc. You certainly don’t want that getting into the rest of your home, and it’s too cold to open windows to let fumes out of the house.
However, new clean-up technologies alleviate these concerns, like plastic zip doors, negative pressure fans, and sealing off ducts to ensure that any debris, etc., is contained to the work area.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on your next big remodel this winter! If you’re in Arlington, Alexandria, or a surrounding area, contact Ideal Construction & Remodeling today to discuss your project with a contractor!